I'm Not Sure How To Handle This New Teen Stage Parenting is a journey. It's a series of ages and stages of our child's growth and development. Just when we think we have everything under control, a new stage hits...
Columbus has a lot of businesses with activities and classes that are geared towards older children but chances are you aren't familiar with some of them. I've compiled a list of fun things for teens and tweens to do...
Did you know that a 2001 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans are afraid of public speaking? In fact, more Americans are afraid of public speaking than they are of heights or needles. Because of this, speech and debate...
Get prepared Columbus! A swarm of fit and healthy tourists are about to descend on our wonderful city and all to be in attendance for the Arnold Sports Festival March 1-4th.  On the surface, this may not seem like a...

Three Cheers for Star Lanes!

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First Impression When you walk through the doors of Star Lanes Polaris, the arcade is to your right, a nice dining space is to your left and bowling is straight ahead. It’s a very fancy entrance! It was not the kid-type...
I watch his sleeping face In the seat next to mine Leaning on the window of the plane Pimples and their traces on forehead A thin line of hair on upper lip Few strands hanging from the chin   A foot taller than me Now he reaches The...
Getting your kids involved in volunteer opportunities is a great way to help them grow into caring, compassionate adults. My husband and I have volunteered in the past, but honestly I never really put much thought into involving my...
I have several nieces and nephews, and the oldest of my nieces are 13 and almost 10. They are in the middle of puberty and “tween” and teen life. They have the awareness of their bodies and their place...

Lazer Kraze Crazy!

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Two CMB contributors, Heather and Jessica, and their children spent an August afternoon at Lazer Kraze and Trampoline Park in Gahanna with a combined six kids, ages 6-11. Thank you to Lazer Kraze for this awesome opportunity to play...
Back from his five nights At the band camp I bombarded my teenage son With questions- What did you eat? Was it hot and humid? Did you use the sunscreen? What time did you sleep? What was the best part? Did you miss me?   He fed me...

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Columbus Mom Guide to the Month of December

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas feels like something that can bring us all a little joy this year. I think...

Fall Foliage in Columbus